Thursday, December 13, 2007

Drive-By Blogging

I won't be posting any more until after my exam tomorrow, but here's a story I hadn't heard before. I much more familiar with the scrubbed version of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Stephanos, OSB, has a far more interesting version.

As Fr. Corapi is fond of saying, our mama wears combat boots.

I will be getting to the book meme with which Mark at Dominican Idaho so kindly tagged me.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Lost Bohemians, Weird Al Style

I found this oddity on Cordelia's Shoes, a relatively new blog whose title alludes to one of my favorite Catholic novels.

This one's for you, Julie D.

P.S. I'm beginning to come out of my torpor and have two posts I hope to drop in a day or two... or maybe after my sacred scripture final this Friday.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

My Gloat Post

Okay, I have to admit that I occasionally get a litle jealous when I read of some people who get copies of books gratis to review. I think, well, heck... I could write reviews. But the plain truth is, I burned out on review writing a long time ago. So it would really be all about getting free books, and I guess there's really no advantage to a publisher to do that.

But today I got an email from a software distributor for major company that deals with publishing tools, and they're sending me the first release of a new suite of tools. Unlike some of the others who send me free licenses that I never use beyond an evaluation, this is a toolset I use and love. (It also comes in really handy if you self-publish.)

I can't complain.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Still kicking...

I'm still here, and I apologize for not posting more frequently. I've been meaning to post some pictures of the monstrous turkey my wife roasted last weekend (33 pounds). I've also finished my second paper for the semester and am preparing for my final. When I read about Adoro's workload, I feel a little guilty.

The latest class has been very interesting, and I think I've finally decided that my focus should be on sacred scripture. The approoach for the course has been unusual (compared to most scripture studies I've seen), but it blends well with my background in literature and linguistics.

If you haven't read the latest encyclical, do so. NOW. It's very good. I'm still chewing on it mentally and will probably need to read it again.

God bless!